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Safeguard Authentication Services Product Notification

Product Release

Product Version Release

Safeguard Authentication Services


One Identity is excited to announce a new version of Safeguard Authentication Services (previously named Authentication Services) is now available.

Look what's new in 5.0:

  • Ansible support
  • Explicit mapping of users to valid certificates
  • Group policy updates
  • Support for unattended join
  • See the Release Notes for details on enhancements, resolved issues and improvements. 


Serial Number is the same as a License Number. 

This new release of Safeguard Authentication Services requires a new license key. Please obtain the new key before installing the new release. To obtain a new key, please refer to the License Key Upgrade page: License Key Upgrade.

For steps required to upgrade from Authentication Services 4.x to Safeguard Authentication Services 5.0, please refer to KB 325736.

CAUTION: If you upgrade Safeguard Authentication Services before adding the license, the caches will empty and SAS will be un-useable. You can add the license then either rejoin or restart vasd and run vastool flush. You can update the Control Center any time without issue. 

To determine the current support phase of your product, please refer to the Safeguard Authentication Services Life Cycle table.


Real time RSS feeds for all products

Stay up to date on the latest KB articles, hotfixes, software releases and more by subscribing to our new real time RSS feeds. For more information see KB315171.

In addition to RSS feeds, please see the Safeguard Authentication Services Product Support page for:

  • Video Tutorials
  • Knowledgebase Search (across KBs & Product forums)
  • Access online product documentation
  • Review Product Life Cycle, Support Guide, Policies and Offerings

To ensure long term success, visit One Identity University to learn more about training options available to help you develop a technical expertise with the solution.

Be sure to check out our One Identity channel for online product technical tutorials.

Our experts can help you quickly transition to a new product version so you can start leveraging new functionalities. Check out the Upgrade Assessment offering to get started.

For a complete listing of professional services, visit the One Identity Services page.

Visit the Safeguard Authentication Services Unix Access Management Community to find insight-packed blogs, discover new tips and tricks, watch how-to videos and collaborate with your peers. We make it easy for you in the user forums.